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You’ll get square eyes!

Don’t sit too close to the TV, you’ll get square eyes! This was one of the usual threats used by mother when I was a child. I never believed her, really, but I did sit a little further back from the screen every time she said it. Then when I became a mother, I decided… Read more »


*More than 1,000 free places offered at popular courses delivered across the UK *Studies suggest 94% of employers fear there is an industry-wide skills shortage *Female-only courses introduced for the first time in bid to redress gender imbalances  TECH-SAVVY teens will benefit from a government, education and charity drive to create more than 1,000 free… Read more »

Splendidly soaring into the centenary

  Prestigious, courageous, admirable… just a few words to describe Britain’s aerial warfare force, The Royal Air Force.  Founded on 1st April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy, it was the first time that a country had a separate independent air force. It was started up alongside the creation of the first… Read more »

Leamington Education Charity Inspires 450 students over STEMtastic Easter

Leamington based education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, provided over 450 future engineers, aged 12-17, with six unique hands-on engineering residential course during the Easter holidays. The Engineering Experience course for Year 8/9 students celebrated record numbers with 100 students attending The University of Nottingham, to experience university life and take part in practical workshops alongside… Read more »

With spring brings new beginnings…

Spring has sprung (finally) and it’s the time of year when we see new beginnings. Lots of new things popping up here and there, daffodils, chick, lambs, Education teams, Residential Courses and Think Kits! Erm, well, maybe not always the latter, but it is for us! You may have seen them out and about, on… Read more »

British Science Week Fun! BSW18

A whole week dedicated to Science! #inourelement March kicked off what is always our busiest time of year. British Science Week (aka best week of the year), followed by the beginning of our spring residential courses. Every year we look forward to celebrating British Science Week, cramming in as many fun and exciting activities as… Read more »

Who runs the World? #IWD2018

Yes, that’s right. Engineering courses. For Girls. In February we celebrated 100 years of women’s suffrage, one of the first female battles that really changed the course of the world. We had a day to celebrate Women and Girls in Science (11th February) and a day to Introduce Girls to Engineering (15th February). This Thursday… Read more »

Students reach new depths with Subsea UK

Aberdeen industry body, Subsea UK, is sponsoring five STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) events for 60 Year 9 students at locations in the UK during February and March. The students, aged 13-14, will complete a design-and-make offshore wind turbine challenge using Lego Mindstorm, a hardware-software platform produced by Lego for the development of programmable… Read more »

Carter Community School generates kinetic energy!

Thursday 16th November 2017 Carter Community School generates kinetic energy! Over sixty Carter Community School students brought their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects to life in a one-day STEM challenge set by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust. Working in small groups, the day was designed to enhance students’ aptitude for lateral thinking, design and… Read more »

Coleshill Students get SMART with STEM!

Sixty Coleshill School students brought their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects to life in a one-day STEM challenge set by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust. Working in small groups, the day was designed to enhance students’ aptitude for lateral thinking, design and engineering and was especially geared to complement the National Curriculum while simultaneously… Read more »

From Manchester to Mars for our STEM students!

Ten Manchester schools took part in a free interactive STEM day at the Museum of Science and Industry on Monday 13th November 2017. The STEM day was designed to get students excited about engineering and allow young people to dare to imagine a future of robotics. Targeted at Year 11 students, 118 students took part… Read more »

Students inspire students in robotics challenge

From The University of Southampton Fifty students from over forty schools around the UK took part in a Computing and Microelectronics course at Southampton last week, organised by educational charity The Smallpeice Trust. The five-day residential course enabled students from Years 11 and 12 to build and program a substantial autonomous robot that can compete against other robots… Read more »

Biomaterials Summer School Success!

On 10th July, 39 students in years 10 – 12 from across the UK arrived at Loughborough University’s newest teaching laboratory building – STEMLab, to begin a four day summer school in Biomaterials, in partnership with The Smallpeice Trust. The students enjoyed input from Department of Materials academic staff in a programme of activities, designed to give… Read more »

Article appearing in Huffington Post UK – ‘Parents must ‘Dare To Imagine’ Their Daughters In STEM Careers’

(This article was written by Thomas Tamblyn, Technology Editor, Huffington Post UK) For 50 years, The Smallpeice Trust has been working to get more humans of both genders into STEM. By focusing on engineering in particular we’re given a stark picture of the challenges ahead. In the UK just 9% of Engineers are female and the UK has… Read more »

The Smallpeice Trust adds leading Headteacher to Board of Trustees

National STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, has appointed the Head of Didcot Girls’ School, Rachael Warwick, to its Board of Trustees. Rachael has been Headteacher of Didcot Girls’ School since September 2010 and has worked with The Smallpeice Trust following a first joint venture in 2014. She will be working with the trust and… Read more »